apache redirect to https ssl from normal
good if you have apache and access to htaccess file to redirect requests to https version of the site. this one also includes a rewrite to index.php so if you don't need this remove the last line.
tell wordpress to use the direct file method if its asking for ftp details
this usually happens if the permissions on the wordpress wp-content folder are not correct or writable. check the permissions are correct: (this is for apache, the user names might be different che..